The 88th Suggestion: Nice to Meet You (初めまして, Hajimemashite) is the eighty-eighth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Ajimu suggests they continue this "game" until Kumagawa changes his mind about getting his original Minus back, but admits he might have a chance to beat her quadrillion skills with his fearsome All Fiction. As Ajimu taunts him, Kumagawa compares her to a Shōnen Jump battle manga. In response, Ajimu states she left Jump behind in elementary school, as the cruel reality she read in it was that only the powerful win in the end. Kumagawa seemingly gives up, and makes to leave the classroom. Ajimu stops him, demanding that he express himself honestly. Speaking without brackets, Kumagawa claims he wants to win. After Kumagawa's speech, Ajimu kisses him, giving back his original Minus in return for Hundred Gauntlets (and by extension, All Fiction). She tells Kumagawa she is just an even kind of girl, helping both sides of the fight. She insists though, that Kumagawa's loss to Medaka is inevitable. Turning to leave, Kumagawa expresses his gratitude, declaring he will win. After Kumagawa leaves, Ajimu smiles to herself, and thinks about both Medaka and Kumagawa, before dropping her facade and complaining about how they keep squabbling over the pointless distinctions of life. At the site of the Vice-President's Battle, Hitomi tends to Hinokage, remarking that it is a miracle he is still alive. Naze questions Hinokage on how he obtained his new Abnormality, but Hinokage refuses to answer. Chougasaki mockingly congratulates Hinokage on his victory, pointing out that Hinokage is near death, while Chougasaki himself is unhurt and unreformed. The students boo Class -13, promising to drive them out of the school after the President's Battle. Chougasaki and Shibushi are unconcerned, but Zenkichi worries that Medaka's motivation might fall as she watches Class -13 get booed in front of her. An expressionless Kumagawa arrives, ordering the student body out of his way. Confronting Medaka, he greets her as if for the first time. Medaka states she is ready to face his heart.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Najimi Ajimu
  2. Misogi Kumagawa
  3. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  4. Kouki Akune (flashback)
  5. Mogana Kikaijima (flashback)
  6. Medaka Kurokami
  7. Mukae Emukae (flashback)
  8. Shibuki Shibushi
  9. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  10. Youka Naze
  11. Kuudou Hinokage
  12. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  13. Mahibi Moji
  14. Kenna Yatsushiro
  15. Isagi Isahaya
  16. Aria Ariake
  17. Itami Koga
  18. Maguro Kurokami


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Volume Ten
Chapters 080. He'll Return • 081. My Love Was Real • 082. I'm Your Son • 083. He Loves His Comrades • 084. I Wonder if We Could Understand Each Other • 085. I've Been Looking Forward to It • 086. It was an Unexpected Accident After All • 087. Obvious Popularity • 088. Nice to Meet You